Top five travel essentials for mums with bubs
Travelling with babies and children can be quite difficult. I don’t speak from experience, but I’ve witnessed many a stressed-out mum trying to deal with a crying baby while attempting to co-ordinate her luggage and sort out a gazillion other things. Not a lot of fun.
So if you’re travelling with your baby, you’ll be doing yourself (and no doubt your sanity) a huge favour by being to be as prepared as possible with the products you bring along with you.
Here are five products you won’t want to leave home without:
TRAVEL ESSENTIAL #1: Wet Ones, 1800 810 310
Sure, they just look like simple wipes, but these conveniently-sized packs (seriously, they’re so compact they can fit in your handbag) can be used on almost any occasion to clean up your little one and remove germs when you can’t get to a bathroom. Use them at the beach to clean a sandy body and sticky hands, or to clean up the ice-cream that’s all over your baby’s face. Wherever you are, whatever the occasion, you’ll be happy you brought these wipes along with you.
TRAVEL ESSENTIAL #2: GAIA Mini Traveller
Travelling with full-sized products can be annoying (not to mention heavy), so create extra room in your bag by packing travel-sized products for you and your baby. Containing a shampoo, bath and body wash, and moisturiser, this travelling kit has all the essential bath products you’ll need for you and your baby while on holiday. Another bonus? The bag these products come in is just the right size to carry around in your nappy-bag, so you can fill it with other essentials when you’re out and about during the day.
TRAVEL ESSENTIAL #3: Avene Very High Protection Sunscreen Cream SPF 30+
If you’re jetting off on a holiday full of sun and sand, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a sunscreen that’ll not only protect your baby from harsh UV rays, but be kind and gentle on their delicate skin, too. This Avene sunscreen has been designed to offer maximum protection for even the most sensitive skin types – including kids and babies (over six months old, that is). And the best part is, you can use it on yourself too, so no need to cart around two different sunscreens.
TRAVEL ESSENTIAL #4: Olive Baby Nappy Rash Cream
A baby with nappy rash is an unhappy baby, so make sure you’ve got some effective nappy rash cream on hand. The delicate formulation of the Olive cream contains natural plant extracts picked specifically for their anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties, as well as jojoba oil, extra virgin live oil, olive leaf extract, aloe vera, and vitamin E to keep your bub’s butt softer than…err… a baby’s bottom.
TRAVEL ESSENTIAL #5: Vicks Baby Balsam
A vacation can’t always mean a vacation away from life’s little hiccups – like your baby getting sick. So it’s always a good idea to pack some products to help soothe a stuffy baby. Vicks Baby Balsam combines eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender to help soothe and calm any blocked noses or stuffiness, making sure you and your little one you can get the rest you need on your holiday.
What essentials do you pack when travelling with a baby or children? Do you have a bad travelling-with-baby story?